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The President and the Commission’s Vice-President discussed safety issues of the Ostravets NPP

2020-10-26

On Monday, President Gitanas Nausėda and Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis had a telephone conversation to discuss the safety issues of the Ostravets nuclear power plant, the imminent start of electricity generation at this power plant and EU solidarity measures.

Belarus continues preparations for the launch of the first unit despite nuclear safety issues and failure to implement stress test recommendations.

“The Ostravets NPP poses threat to the security of EU citizens, it is therefore necessary to stop such irresponsible launch of the Ostravets NPP. Moreover, the EU must not allow electricity generated by the third-country producers which do not meet the highest standards of nuclear safety and environmental protection to enter the market”, the President stressed.

Thanks to Lithuania‘s efforts safety and security of the Ostravets NPP has become an EU priority. The recent common position of the member states was confirmed in the conclusions of the two European Councils in October. The EU leaders emphasized that compliance with the highest safety requirements and implementation of stress test recommendations at the Ostravets NPP would affect further EU-Belarus relations. The President urged the European Commission to maintain leadership in drafting specific measures for implementation.

The President and the Vice-President of the Commission also discussed current issues in the World Trade Organization and the election of its future Director-General.

The President‘s Communication Group

Last updated 2020.10.26 10:07

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